Lenten Evening Prayer 2021 ENGLISH version - Book - Page 26
Words of Pope Francis
Jesus’ gesture at the last supper is the ultimate thanksgiving to the Father
for his love, for his mercy. The Eucharist is the summit of God’s saving
action. The Lord Jesus, by becoming bread broken for us, pours upon us
all his mercy and his love, so as to renew our hearts, our lives and our way
of relating with him and with the brethren.
Let us ask our Lord to help us bear shining witness to his mercy and his
love in every area of our Christian lives.’
(Pope Francis: General Audience, Rome, February 2014)
(Given by guest speaker, priest, deacon, religious or lay parishioner)
Pause for silent reflection
Gospel Canticle (Lk 1:46-55)
God has mercy on those who fear him
In every generation
My soul † proclaims the greatness of the Lord,
my spirit rejoices in God my Saviour,
for you, Lord, have looked with favour
on your lowly servant.
From this day all generations will call me blessed;
you, the Almighty, have done great things for me
and holy is your name.
You have mercy on those who fear you,
from generation to generation.
You have shown strength with your arm
and scattered the proud in their conceit,
casting down the mighty from their thrones
and lifting up the lowly.
Lenten Evening Prayer 2021